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Old 02-13-2013, 05:25 PM   #652
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Default Re: TIH vs. Ang Lee's Hulk

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Originally Posted by AVEITWITHJAMON View Post
Ross was so much more like the character from the comics in Hulk it was ridiculous. The Ross from TIH annoyed me, Ross never wanted to turn the Hulk into a weapon and would never let Betty out of sight when around the Hulk.

He just wanted to destroy the Hulk and protect his daughter, and this was the Ross in Ang's movie.
Gonna have to disagree. The Ross in the comics is a flat General Ripper with no real redeeming features. He hates the Hulk because the script says that he's supposed to hate the Hulk, along with hippies, scientists, and random visiting aliens.

What made the Ang Lee Ross work is that he *didn't* hate the Hulk, nor Banner. He was afraid of them, and distrusted them, but by halfway through he *pitied* them, once he understood what was going on. In essence, he was an antagonist, but a rare example of a legitimate Lawful Good antagonist.

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